Posted by Terry Everett on Sep 04, 2019
    Anne-Marie Schenk has been the Chief Nursing Officer at Texoma Medical Center since June 2018.  She was the C.N.O. at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, NV, before coming to TMC.
    Memorial Hospital opened in Denison in  1965.  The name was changed to Texoma Medical Center in 1976, to reflect a more regional focus.  In 2007, Universal Health Services purchased TMC and agreed to build a replacement hospital.  The new hospital located on the northeast corner of Hwy 75 and 691 opened in December 2009.
    Only six floors of the eight story building were operational with 226 beds, 1,200 employees and 120 medical staff.  In 2014, the seventh floor was completed.  In 2015, the eighth floor was finished adding 76 more beds.  Also in 2015, TMC built two additional OR's, acquired two Urgent Care Clinics, and began managing the Bonham Hospital.  In 2018, they opened a new 4-story patient tower with an expanded emergency room on the first floor, 20 additional ICU beds on the second floor and 20 women services beds with a 12 bed private NICU on the third floor.  
   This past March they finished the build out of the fourth floor adding 16 more patient rooms.  They are currently in the process of constructing a shelled 5th and 6th floor on top of the new tower to accommodate future growth which should be completed in November.
    TMC has 3,500 employees system wide.  They have a medical staff of over 400.  They are licensed for 414 beds.
    In 2018, they had 61,000 emergency department visits, delivered 1,200 babies, had 17,600 inpatient admissions and performed 16,600 surgeries.
    Mrs. Schenk the spoke on the services offered by TMC.  The Texoma Heart Institute is the only facility in the Texoma region that offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in their Cardiology Department.  TMC has the only region's Cardiovascular Surgery program that performs Open Heart and Beating Heart Bypass surgery.  TMC is the region's only accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI.
    Their Robotic Surgery Center currently performs gynecologic and general surgeries.  They recently purchased the new daVinci XI Surgical System which will allow their cardiothoracic surgeons to perform minimally invasive robotic thoracic and eventually heart procedures robotically.
    Their Orthopedic Surgery Department received the Joint Commission Gold Seal for Hip and Knee Joint Replacements.  They have a new Total Joint Fellowship trained surgeon who just joined TexomaCare.
   TMC has the only Neurosurgery program in the region.  
   They furthered their lifesaving capabilities when they opened a neurointerventional suite in the summer of 2017, for advanced diagnosis and treatment of stroke.  TMC was recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus Award.
    They have 12 uniquely designed, private rooms in their Newborn Intensive Care Unit.  This is the first and only NICU in the Texoma region.  TMC recently received a Level II NICU Designation by the Texas Department of State Health.
    TMC Breast Care Center is the region’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology in mammography, stereotactic breast
biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. They also rated in the top 1% for patient experience by Press Ganey.
   Texoma Medical Center offers an accredited graduate medical education program with the American Osteopathic Association. This program covers total healthcare for the area population and their families.   They have 24 residents receiving training.
    TMC has several nursing program partnerships and works closely with Grayson College. Although many nurses graduate with an Associates Degree, Mrs. Schenk added that patients receive better care by nurses with Bachelor Degrees.  
    TMC now has a pet therapy program.  They have a dog who travels throughout the hospital with its trainer visiting patients.
    TMC continues to grow its Heart Services Program.  They are developing a Structural Heart Program and will be performing lung and heart procedures robotically.
    TMC is a Level II Trauma Center but will be a Level III within the next 12 months.  They are working on improving their NICU from a Level II to a Level III in the near future.
    They are working with corporate to build a new Medical Office Building with an Ambulatory Surgery Center.  They are also working on expanding their cafeteria and ancillary service.
    They will take over ownership of Select ER on October 1.  This will allow them to accept Medicare and Medicaid. This will be the first Freestanding Emergency Department in the region to be hospital based. They are also working on plans to open a Freestanding Emergency Department in Anna, TX, in 2020.